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Did You Know? Some Prisoners are Innocent
4 days ago
Imagine spending years behind bars for a crime you did not commit; knowing that the real criminal was still out there while you were rotting in a jail. This is the reality for many people who are locked up in South Africa’s prions. “No one has felt the agony and anguish I’ve been through. I’ve…
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Did You Know? Why sharks are important for the environment?
2 weeks ago
Do you care about sharks? It’s a simple question, yet many people cringe in fear and say why should they care about sharks; they’re evil, dangerous and they don’t matter. But the truth is sharks are more important for the environment than you may realise. It’s a known fact that you are more likely to…
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Did You Know? What causes high blood pressure?
3 weeks ago
We are living in very stressful times but it’s important to remember that stress can affect your health in potentially dangerous ways. Stress is one important factor that leads to high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, happens when your blood pressure increases to abnormally high levels. Your blood pressure measurement determines…
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How to submit your writing through WhatsApp
a month ago
Submitting your writing to FunDza has never been easier now that you can submit through FunDza’s WhatsApp portal. To connect with FunDza on WhatsApp, simply text ‘hi’ to 0600 54 8676. You will receive a reply within seconds with a menu where you can find a limited library, information on how to do courses, get…
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How to create a routine for kids during lockdown
3 months ago
President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended lockdown to prevent the alarming rate at which COVID-19 is spreading around the country. Kids have been home for a while now, the cartoons are no longer exciting, naptime at this point is World War Three and let’s not forget when you are in a Zoom meeting trying to multi-task…
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How to keep studying during lockdown
3 months ago
The lockdown poses many challenges but it can be especially challenging if you’re a student needing to continue your studies. You’re confined at home with multiple distractions, no set routine and little connection to your fellow classmates and teachers. Many things are out of your control at the moment, but it’s important to focus on…
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The beauty of African literature
a week ago
For as long as I can recall, I have always been an avid reader. Books have brought forth the companionship that I desperately sought but never found in anyone. When I was younger, I didn’t read books that had characters that I could relate to. By that, I mean black characters who were bred on…
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Online dating is not for the faint-hearted
2 weeks ago
I signed up for online dating yet again, but this time I dragged a friend along with me on my crazy crusade in finding love. On my previous attempt at online dating I used the dating site OkCupid, but this time my friend Busi and I opted for something different, Bumble. Despite it being lockdown…
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Inequality in African marriages
3 weeks ago
There are lots of beautiful features of an African marriage. Marriage in the African context extends beyond the union of a single man and a single woman. A marriage links two families together. Even before the marriage, couples involve their families. Often uncles are the first ones to know about a young man’s intention to…
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Getting over an unrequited crush
a month ago
If you’ve ever Google searched “how do I get my crush to notice me?” this read is definitely for you. A few years ago, I found myself having an unrequited crush on someone. It was so bad that at one point, I would just stare at my phone, hoping desperately to get a text from…
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The fathers we may never know
a month ago
Once, a few friends and I had a heated debate about fatherhood. Whether it was worse to have an absent father, an absent-minded father, or an inconsistent father. Fuelled by experience, we each flung points we felt justified our position on the matter. They spoke of the pain of having to question the whereabouts of…
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Being an Indian girl
a month ago
I’d never really thought about what it actually meant to be an Indian girl until my maternal grandmother and her children (all except my mother) formed a united front to continuously nag me about washing my underpants. “Ladies MUST wash their own underwear," they all said as if the safety of my country depended on…
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The power of representation
2 months ago
My mother was born in 1939, at the beginning of the Second World War. By the time she was eight, two of her older sisters had already been married off. The one being a 16-year-old bride, while the oldest's marriage was slightly delayed because she was 18 when she got married. For her two older…
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Perpetual Fear
2 months ago
When I was young, I was almost raped. At least that is what my mom tells me the doctors said. I don’t recall going to the doctors or being examined. I don’t recall any clinics or hospitals; no flashbacks of nurses, nothing. Of course, the mind of a four-year-old is not reliable. It feels like…
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Teach English Online
4 weeks ago
The covid19 pandemic has not only deprived many people of their loved ones, but it has also deprived many people of a stable income. The economy has taken a huge knock off and it will most likely take a while before everything is restored to its original state. In the meantime, what happens to those…
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Popular Professions: Emergency services
3 months ago
Times are really tough, right now, aren’t they? So many people have had to stop going to work because of the coronavirus. Do you know someone who is still going to work? Why are some people working and others not? Most of the people who are going to work at the moment are people whose…
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Popular Professions: Caring
4 months ago
Do you love helping people? Are you a kind, patient person with a big heart? Have you thought about becoming a carer? A carer is someone who usually works in a person’s house (although you might work in a bigger institution such as a retirement village). You help your patient, often an elderly or disabled…